Pathankot terror attack: NIA to grill Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh in Delhi on Monday
Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh - who was allegedly abducted and later left unhurt by the terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base - has been summoned to Delhi by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for questioning.
New Delhi: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh - who was allegedly abducted and later left unhurt by the terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base - has been summoned to Delhi by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for questioning.
According to media reports, Singh may also undergo lie-detector test. However, the final call on whether to perform narco analysis on the Gurdaspur SP will be taken by the NIA, which is probing the Pathankot terror attack case, as per PTI.
The role of Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police has been under scanner since the day Pathankot air base was attacked by terrorists.
Singh had earlier said that he had encountered terrorists on his way back from Panj Pir shrine on December 31.
India has named Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the banned terror organisation Jaish-e-Muhammad, as well as the organisation itself and others as being responsible for the Pathankot attack in evidence shared by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua, according to sources.
JeM goes by two other names in Pakistan, after it was banned in 2002.
However, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup refrained from naming any group, while confirming that "actionable intelligence" had been provided to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today ordered a probe into the leads provided by India about the Pathankot airbase attack.
He chaired a high-level meeting yesterday and discussed the attack on the Indian airbase, The Nation reported. The prime minister and his aides agreed to launch investigations into the evidence provided by India, it said.